Tag Archives: flexible circuits

Annual PCB Surveys Open Until May 16

IPC’s Annual Industry Trends Surveys for producers of rigid PCBs and flexible circuits in the Americas is open for participation only until Friday, May 16. The full report on the results is free only to companies that submit a complete survey.   To access the confidential surveys, simply click on the following links and enter the […]

In Memoriam: Roger A. Jones

IPC staff was recently informed of the death of a valued contributor to the IPC   standards development process. Roger A. Jones, Ph.D., was not only a major contributor to the success of the IPC Flexible Circuits Base Materials Committee, but also a friend to many in the IPC community.Roger passed away on March 22, 2013, […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports: Supplier Declaration, Electronic Documentation, Flex Circuits, Conflict Minerals

These standards committee reports from IPC’s Fall Standards Development  Committee Meetings have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC  standards committee activities. This is the third and final report in the series. Supplier Declaration The 2-18 Supplier Declaration Subcommittee discussed the need to revise IPC-1751A, General Requirements for Declaration Process Management. The revision […]

IPC Standards Committee Reports — Base Materials, Fabrication Processes, Boards, Embedded Devices

Reports from IPC standards meetings at IPC APEX EXPO 2013 have been summarized to keep you up to date on committees’ work in advancing new and revised industry guidelines. This is the second report in the series. Base Materials The 3-11 Laminate/Prepreg Materials Subcommittee is revising IPC-4101, Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and Multilayer Printed Boards […]

Flex market requires focused strategies

Circuit board bookings seem to be on the upsurge, but it still takes a lot of strategic planning to expand market share. Flex circuits are an area where growth can come if companies use tactics that are tailored to this segment of the industry. Many segments of the North American printed circuit board industry are […]

Flex Tutorial Included as Part of Update to IPC-2223

Mark Finstad, senior application engineer for Flexible Circuit Technologies, highlights a few updates to the IPC-2223 flex circuit design specification and describes his involvement with the addition of a handy tutorial within the document. Watch the video now.

IPC board standards committee updates: Handling and storage and embedded device documents make progress

Below are write-ups prepared by IPC staff liaisons after IPC APEX EXPO for select committees: Rigid Printed Boards The D-31b IPC-2221/2222 Task Group reviewed outstanding items for the forthcoming ballot to IPC-2222A, Sectional Design Standard for Rigid Printed Boards. Section 4 relates to laminate properties and significant discussions were held on the need to update […]

Materials Committees Report Cool Progress from Sunny Phoenix

IPC Director of PCB Programs, Standards and Technology Tom Newton reports on his January standards meetings:  The 3-12a Metallic Foil Task Group met on Monday, Jan. 11. The group heavily modified a proposed optical test method as used by Gould  Electronics in their German research facility.  This modified document  in Track Changes format is now […]

What happens in Phoenix… gets reported right here

Select IPC committees held a productive week of meetings in Phoenix in mid-January. Each staff liaison has been asked to share the progress made. John Perry, IPC technical project manager, reported in on his printed board committees below. Printed Board Design The IPC 1-10c Test Coupon and Artwork Generation Task Group met to review a future […]

Decoupling Performance Class and Quality Assurance testing—YES, and add Reliability

‘Functional Performance’ Classes cannot be equated with ‘Reliability’ classes–they are not the same. I have tried unsuccessfully in the past to put a disclaimer into the scope of these documents, to alert the readers that only an appropriate ‘Design-for-Reliability’ would assure reliability. While good quality—and IPC-6012 and IPC-6013 assure quality, is a requirement for reliability, […]